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I set my Windows Explorer view by going to View, Choose Details, and then setting the column headings that I want to see, and then choosing the column widths (in pixels) that I want for each column. Then I Refresh the window and then go to Tools, Folder Options, and View. From that I select to make all folders the same view. This has worked for quite some time, but recently, when I reboot, the Windows Explorer reverts to the Microsoft default view. Can anyone tell me how to make MY need override MR. GATES desires???
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Thank you Mike, but I don't want to start another problem with one more program. I just wanted to know why this process doesn't work anymore.
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The reg file is not a program, but will make the necessary changes in the registry to fix your problem. You could do it manually, however, messing around the registry is dangerous. For more info go to http://windowsxp.mvps.org/folderviews.htm
This is due to that fact that Windows XP remembers the settings for 400 folders, by default. As and when you customize more folders (and sub-folders), the 400 mark is reached easily and the old settings are lost, just like a System Restore point.
 

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Thanks mike5523g. I finally got the nerve to try this fix using the bags8000.reg file. I ran it as suggested and it does seem to have fixed my problem. Thanks again.
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Thanks mike5532g, I finally got the nerve to try this fix using the bags8000.reg file. I ran it as suggested and it does seem to have fixed my problem. Thanks again.
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Well Mike5532g, I spoke too soon. It worked for a day, but most of the folders have now reverted back to the Microsoft Way. This is like another problem on another computer that I have. I have partitioned the hard drive and named an external hard drive G:. Mr Microsoft insists that my CD drive be G: and pushes my external drive to H:.
Thanks for your help anyway. bobhen
 

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Haven't found the solution to this problem yet. Any more ideas?
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